Doctoral dissertation from Columbia University Teachers College. Music education in Jewish schools reveals a situation representative of many private institutions. Jewish schools are usually small, face financial problems, and suffer schedule constraints due to the combination of secular and religious studies. In such schools the program is usually confined to singing and public performance. The author recommends increased time for music programs, and improved facilities and curricula.
Overview of the history of Jewish music for the intelligent lay reader as well as more advanced students of Jewish music. Several chapters discuss popular music in Israel and America. Contains some 175 musical examples, and an accompanying CD with 65 tracks. However, it is an uneven catalogue of data from Biblical times to contemporary Israeli popular music lacking criticism or contextualization.
Second edition 1992 Explores and analises the significance of the music of American musicals such as Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd and more.